Apparel/Fabric

  1. Following directions on the label, spray stained area with a commercial pre-wash spot and stain remover. Rub detergent into stain. Launder in warm to hot water using sodium perborate or oxygen bleach.
  2. Soak in cold water. Rub detergent into stain. Launder in hot water using chlorine bleach, if safe for fabric.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always read your care label before trying any stain removal method. Do not use any products or procedures prohibited by the care label.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.
  • When using caustic or commercial cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Carpet

Blended Fibers, Fur, Help, Jute, Natural Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Wool

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with 1 cup of lukewarm water. Apply mixture to a clean white cloth and blot stain. Blot stain with an absorbent cloth. Mix 1 tablespoon of a non-sudsy household ammonia with 1/2 cup of water. Blot stain using a clean absorbent cloth. Repeat with detergent and water mixture. Blot again. Sponge with clean water. Blot, removing all excess moisture.
  2. If the stain remains, sponge using a commercial carpet cleaner such as Resolve or K2R. Follow directions on the product label.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Ammonia damages silk and wool. If you must use on these fibers, dilute with equal amounts of water and use sparingly.

Hard Surface Floors

Brick, Concrete, Resilient, Stone/masonry, Tile, Wood

Wipe up spills or excess matter immediately using a sponge dipped in warm sudsy water. Rinse with clear water. Some baby foods contain dyes that will stain the surface if allowed to remain for a long period of time.

Furniture

Aluminum, Bamboo, Cane, Marble

Wipe up spills or excess matter immediately using a sponge dipped in warm sudsy water. Rinse with clear water. Some baby foods contain dyes that will stain the surface if allowed to remain for a long period of time.

Wood

The type of material and finish applied on the surface determine what can be safely used to clean a piece of furniture. Some can be cleaned with a mild detergent (hand washing liquid) and water. Other finishes may be damaged by water and detergent. Some finishes should be cleaned by solvent-based waxes and polishes. Abrasives (powders and scouring pads) will damage wood unless specifically recommended.

  1. Immediately wipe excess liquid or matter with an absorbent cloth or sponge. Then buff cleaned area using a clean cloth until the luster returns.
  2. If I uster does not return, follow with a coat of wood cleaner. Saturate a fresh clean cloth and clean about a square foot at a time. Quickly wipe the cleaner off with a second clean cloth. This will remove the old wax and dirt. After cleaning, reapply a furniture wax and buff to a shine.

NOTE: You can make a wood cleaner by combining 1 part gum turpentine with 3 parts of boiled linseed oil.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Upholstered Furniture

Blended Fibers, Fiberglass, Fur, Leather, Natural Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Vinyl, Vinyl Coated, Wool

  1. Sponge using a commercial upholstery cleaner such as Reslove or K2R. Follow directions on the product label.
  2. Mix 1 teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with 1 cup of lukewarm water. Apply mixture to a clean white cloth and blot stain. Blot stain with an absorb cloth. Mix 1 tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 cup of water. Blot stain using a clean absorbt cloth. Repeat with detergent and water mixture. Blot again. Sponge with clean water. Blot, removing all excess moisture.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • Overwetting with water may cause the finish on the upholstery fabric to migrate and thus leave a circle in the treated area.
  • Ammonia damages silk and wool. If you must use on these fibers, dilute with equal amounts of water and use sparingly.

Walls And Ceilings

Dry Wall/gypsum Board, Plaster, Tile

Wipe up spills or excess matter immediately using a sponge dipped in warm sudsy water. Rinse with clear water. Some baby foods contain dyes that will stain the surface if allowed to remain for a long period of time.

Paper - Flocked-embossed, Foil, Grass-cloth, Regular Untreated, Suede

Buy a commercial wallpaper cleaner (a dough-like material). Rub over surface, following directions on the product. Test first on an inconspicuous place to see how the cleaner affects the wallpaper and that it does not streak. Vacuum or brush off any bits of cleaner that remain on the wall.

CAUTIONS:

  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans!containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Plastic Coated, Vinyl-fabric Backed, Paper Backed, Solid

  1. Wipe up spills or excess matter immediately using a sponge dipped in warm sudsy water. Rinse with clear water. Some baby foods contain dyes that will stain the surface if allowed to remain for a long period of time.
  2. When cleaning a large wallpapered surface, clean the walls from the bottom up, very gently wiping overlapping areas in a circular motion, first with a damp sudsy sponge, then with a damp sponge rinsed in clear water. Pat gently with a clean, soft cloth or bath towel to remove any surface moisture. If an area has to be rewashed to remove soil or stain, let it dry completely before washing again.

Metals

Aluminum, Chromium, Cast/wrought Iron, Stainless Steel, Tin

Wipe up spills or excess matter immediately using a sponge dipped in warm sudsy water. Rinse with clear water. Some baby foods contain dyes that will stain the surface if allowed to remain for a long period of time.

Other/interior

Acrylic Plastic, Ceramic Glass, Enamel, Plexiglas

Wipe up spills or excess matter immediately using a sponge dipped in warm sudsy water. Rinse with clear water. Some baby foods contain dyes that will stain the surface if allowed to remain for a long period of time.